An advanced degree – such as an MBA – can help launch your career in strategy or propel you towards one of the more highly coveted roles in this dynamic and exciting profession. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, MBA Discovery can help you explore your study options and find an MBA program that aligns with your goals.
With entry-level positions attracting salaries of around $100,000 per year and more senior positions offering around $165,000, a career in strategy can be as lucrative as it is rewarding.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your strategy career, studying for an MBA will give you a well-rounded set of core business skills, including those related to strategy. A deeper knowledge of strategic management theory, leadership and communication skills, critical thinking capabilities and networking experience are just some of the other skills you’ll come away with – all of which can help you stand out when applying for roles in the field.
Each of our MBA Discovery partner universities offers a core unit focusing on strategy, allowing you to learn the skills required for your chosen career.
Southern Cross University’s MBA Strategy and Case Analysis core unit teaches you how to:
Victoria University’s MBA Strategic Human Resource Management core unit teaches you how to:
James Cook University’s MBA Corporate Strategy core unit teaches you how to:
RMIT’s MBA Strategy core unit teaches you how to:
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With an MBA, strategic planning, strategic management, business and corporate strategy – and all the associated tools and concepts – will be examined in detail. These basics will provide a foundation to delve into more specialised strategy areas, such as innovation strategy, global strategy and change management.
The MBA courses offered by MBA Discovery’s university partners give you the essential business skills and knowledge you need to thrive in a strategic role. These online courses offer you the same respected qualifications as on-campus programs, with the convenience and flexibility to set your own pace and study from home. While it’s generally recommended you allocate 15-20 hours per week for each unit of study, you’re already ahead on time with no commute to factor into your day.
Studying online doesn’t mean you’re on your own, either. MBA Discovery’s university partners want you to succeed with online learning, encouraging connection and offering ongoing support.
We’ve addressed some frequently asked questions below. You can also visit our blog for up-to-date articles, guides and career insights.
The best strategy-focused MBA hinges on your professional ambitions and personal circumstances. The top strategy-focused MBA courses offer units that delve into strategic management principles, equipping students with the decision-making tools they need for a career in strategy.
Yes, you will find some MBAs offer a strategic HR management course, like Victoria University, which devotes an entire core unit to this subject. Strategic human resource management involves aligning HR practices with overarching strategic objectives – and is a key focus for any organisation operating in a global context.
Online MBA courses available through MBA Discovery’s university partners provide all the skills you expect from a general MBA, plus the strategic skills that can open up new professional opportunities.
Each MBA Discovery partner university offers a core unit focusing on strategy. You’ll also learn a range of other skills to complement your strategic planning and thinking, including leadership to business management, risk management and leveraging the power of data.
Fees will vary between institutions. An MBA’s total price is based on the cost of each unit. Here is a breakdown of associated costs per university. Always check the individual program to confirm details.
Do you feel a mix of excitement and apprehension as you contemplate the idea of becoming an MBA student? You’re not alone. It’s common to experience an array of emotions. Rest assured that we’re here to guide you through the entire process and equip you for a successful journey ahead.
Each university has its own MBA course criteria. As a general rule you will need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field like finance, economics or business. Some universities may also consider applicants from different academic and work experience backgrounds if they demonstrate strong interest or experience in business and strategy.
If you have academic or professional qualifications in strategy, you may qualify for credits or exemptions for specific strategy-focused units or modules. Certain universities provide opportunities for advanced standing or recognition of prior learning (RPL), effectively shortening the duration of your MBA program.
Reach out to us now, and let our Student Enrolment Advisors help you find the ideal MBA program that suits your budget and aligns with your strategy career goals – no matter how far along (or not) you are on your career path.
Whether you’re ready to enrol, or just have a quick question, simply fill out the enquiry form below to speak directly to the university’s enrolment team. They will be able to guide you through:
Course eligibility and recognition of prior learning
Course structure and what you will study
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